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Ahmed Kokon President Nixon’s First Inaugral Address The following excerpt from the speech emphasizes the legacy that the Nixon administration would want to leave behind. “The greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker. This honor now beckons America--the chance to help lead the world at last out of the valley of turmoil, and onto that high ground of peace that man has dreamed of since the dawn of civilization. If we succeed, generations to come will say of us now living that we mastered our moment, that we helped make the world safe for mankind. “ The following excerpt from the speech alludes to the Red Scare and anti-Communist rhetoric and its divisiveness. “In these difficult years, America has suffered from a fever of words; from inflated rhetoric that promises more than it can deliver; from angry rhetoric that fans discontents into hatreds; from bombastic rhetoric that postures instead of persuading. We
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Unformatted text preview: cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another--until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices.” The following excerpt from the speech shows that Pres. Nixon will not forget a single American. This is classic Nixon. Those who have been left out, we will try to bring in. Those left behind, we will help to catch up. The following excerpt from the speech discusses the vision that Pres. Nixon has for the new administration and the legacy it will leave behind. Let us take as our goal: where peace is unknown, make it welcome; where peace is fragile, make it strong; where peace is temporary, make it permanent. After a period of confrontation, we are entering an era of negotiation. Let all nations know that during this administration our lines of communication will be open....
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